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Natural Neck Pain Relief

You have a stiff neck, you can’t turn your head from side to side, maybe you have a headache or shoulder pain or jaw pain to go along with it, and all you want is relief. Without even thinking about it, you may reach for the pain relievers. But a few hours later, your neck pain is back.

To get neck pain relief that lasts, you have to look at the underlying causes of neck pain rather than just treating the symptoms. Luckily, there’s an approach that’s all natural and doesn’t rely on drugs to mask the symptoms.

Causes of Neck Pain

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Physical stress is just one cause of neck pain.
“Most neck pain doesn’t stem from anything too serious; in fact, the main culprit is typically stress,” notes this Orlando chiropractor. The three types of stress are emotional, chemical and physical, and they all take a toll on the body’s ability to run smoothly. Worry or fear can cause us to clench our shoulder and neck muscles, toxins in our food and environment can affect the nervous system and muscle tone, and poor posture or sleeping funny can strain the neck.

To top it all off (literally!) your head weighs about the same amount as a bowling ball, or roughly 12 pounds – and it’s balanced on the top of your seven neck bones. If you balanced the bowling ball on the tips of your fingers all day, your fingers, hand and probably your whole arm would be sore! Now you know what your neck has to contend with. When these stresses cause the structures of the neck to deviate even slightly from their normal positioning, they can interfere with nerve function and pain, stiffness and immobility are the result.

Neck Pain Treatment

Treating neck pain tends to involve nothing more than pain management. That is, you take pain relievers to temporarily eliminate or reduce the pain. Then you take them again later. And again. While this approach does dull the pain for a time, allowing you to get through your day with less effort, it subjects the body to more chemical stress and possible side effects, and it doesn’t do anything to correct those underlying misalignments that are causing your neck pain.

Natural Neck Pain Relief

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Relieving neck pain is something the body knows how to do naturally – sometimes it just needs a helping hand.
“Chiropractic doesn’t cure neck pain, ” says this chiropractor in Springfield, IL. “What chiropractic does is restore proper positioning within the neck to relieve pressure on the structures and nerves. Then the body cures itself!”

List of chiropractors in Aurora, IL.

Millions utilize chiropractic (more than any other alternative health care approach) and have found relief from neck pain – even chronic neck pain. Of course, each person is unique, so no specific results can be guaranteed, but chances are good that chiropractic can help!

And it’s simple. All you have to do is call one of our ChooseNatural.com sponsors for an appointment. ChooseNatural.com chiropractors are:

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At your consultation, be ready to answer questions – maybe a lot of questions – that will help your doctor understand the type of pain you are suffering from, as well as what your life is like. If chiropractic is right for your circumstances, your chiropractor will conduct an in-depth exam, sharing the findings with you and answering all of your questions. He or she will explain a plan for addressing the structural causes of your neck pain and then put that plan into action by applying targeted, gentle chiropractic adjustments as needed.

When the structural neck pain causes are corrected, your body is restored to normal healthy functioning, allowing it to heal itself and relieve neck pain safely and naturally.

Make the choice to relieve your neck pain without drugs – call a ChooseNatural.com chiropractor today and join millions of satisfied patients who have founding lasting neck pain relief with chiropractic.

Many over-the-counter and prescription medications are recommended for relieving neck pain. But since over half of all Americans already take two or more medications a day, it’s important to consider possible interactions before adding another drug to the mix. The following are commonly prescribed medications for neck pain relief and some possible interactions.

Medication Possible Interactions
Aspirin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Aleve, Advil, etc. NSAIDS may interact with blood pressure medications, lithium and blood thinners.
Codeine, Vicodin, Oxycodone, Morphine, etc. Opioids may interact with tranquilizers, muscle relaxants and other pain relievers.
Elavil, Endep, Norpramin, etc. Anti-depressants may interact with narcotic pain relievers, sleep aids, MAOIs, heart rhythm medications and anti-seizure medication.
Topamax, Neurontin, etc. Anti-convulsants may interact with NSAID and narcotic pain relievers, bladder medications, anti-depressants, bronchodilators, and diabetes, glaucoma and irritable bowel medications.

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